Management and leadership (CMI)


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Management and leadership (CMI)

Management courses have never been more popular!

In today’s fast-moving global economy, there is a need for managers who can adapt to the flow of change both in and outside their organisation. Needless to say if you are starting a career in the field it can be exciting yet daunting at the same time.

Thus, choosing the right course will not only give you a head start but could improve your chances of being successful in the long run.

At Hadfield Institute, all of our management teachers are experienced professionals with first hand knowledge of business and the not-for-profit sector. Furthermore, we are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (also known as CMI) for the teaching of Leadership programmes.

What qualifications do we offer?

There are 8 levels of CMI management qualifications in the UK.  Currently Hadfield Institute offers qualifications at level 2, 3 and 5.

Level 2 Team Leading qualifications are designed for both practicing and aspiring team leaders.

Level 3 First Line Management qualifications are for supervisors and first line managers who wish to develop existing skills and knowledge.

Level 5 in Management and Leadership is aimed at practicing middle managers who are looking to develop their core management skills. These qualifications focus on the individual manager’s skillset.

Depending on the programme size covered there are three types of qualifications available to students at each level, namely Award, Certificate and Diploma:


All our classes take place in morning sessions. This is to ensure students are able to use their afternoon time for personal study. Class times are as follows:

Monday – Thursday:       9:15 am – 1:30 pm

Friday:                            9:15 am – 1:15 pm

How long will it take?

Awards can be obtained in as little as 2 weeks, while the Certificate usually takes between 1 and 3 months to complete.  Diplomas require a minimum of 6 months’ tuition and can take up to a year.

What does it involve?

Qualifications are made up of units, with each unit worth a particular number of credits. You can choose any units for the Award or Certificate that add up to the required number of credits you need as a whole.

For the Diploma, it is compulsory for students to complete all core units, in addition to optional units.

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How much work is required?

Most weeks you will need around 4-5 hours of study time together with 1-2 hours to attend classes or tutorials. You may also need to allow extra time for writing assignments.Teaching is conducted in small groups, or as individual tutorials, depending on the number of learners in a class and your own personal preference.

You are welcome to use Hadfield Institute’s main centre at Attercliffe to write assignments, although you will need to book a computer in advance to ensure one is available.

If you have little or no recent relevant experience, please talk to us as we may be able to arrange for you to do a project or a placement with a voluntary or community organisation based in Sheffield.